6 Argument Summary paper - Calvin and Trent - Lee Hartkorn Rel 210 Module 6 Argument Summary paper 5 John Calvin Commentaries and the Council of

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Lee Hartkorn Rel 210 8/4/18 Module 6 Argument Summary paper 5: John Calvin Commentaries and the Council of Trent John Calvin was a theologian known for his protestant improvement. He created a reformation commentary that discussed various topics including predestination and election. The commentary concerning election talks about how some people are elected by God and others are rejected. Calvin uses the example of the brothers, Jacob and Easu. God loved Jacob and rejected Easu even though Jacob was the second born son. “The two men were brothers; and even before they came out of their mother’s womb, God had already declared by oracle that Jacob would be the greater of the two.” Calvin talked about how God selects individuals from compassion and not from favoritism. He discusses how he does not agree with other theologians and their belief that God elects individuals from what he can see in their future instead of what they have already done or are currently doing. Calvin thinks

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